Aerosmith: Sarah A. Friedman/Corbis Outline
Chris Willman
April 02, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Honkin' on Bobo

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Aerosmith
genre
Blues

We gave it a B-

Aerosmith’s Honkin’ on Bobo aims to be a tailgate party CD, but their less reverential spin on the blues is more promising in theory. Perhaps having made his own devilish deal, Aerosmith go full bore in upturning the music’s minimalist roots, building a wall of rock so monstrous that no air gets in. Listening to the band strenuously vamp through ”Eyesight for the Blind,” one imagines the sightless dude in question chucking his hearing, too, just for a break from the bombast. Sometimes Bobo becomes the fun J. Geils-style rave-up it aspires to be.

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